Discovery Director and Executive Producer Olatunde Osunsanmi gives us a peek behind the curtain of the making of the final episode of season two, the last - at least for now - set in the 23rd century as Discovery sets its sights on the far distant future.
I was already scheduled to direct the finale, Discovery’s 13th episode of the second season, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1” (213), and prep for that episode was around the corner. We quickly determined that I should direct 213 and the new 14th episode, — what would become “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” (214) — because the stories were so intertwined.
The writing team of Alex, Michelle Paradise, and Jenny Lumet quadruple-timed their writing schedule and delivered us two scripts just seven days after the decision was made! After reading them, the crew and I knew immediately they had delivered something special.
But we had a challenge on our hands. The scripts were big! “Sorrow, Part 1” was huge on drama and emotion, while “Sorrow, Part 2” was big on war and action. And, honestly, I wasn’t helping matters much by continuing to pitch bigger action sequences.
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